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Blood Father (2016)

Blood Father (2016)


Mel Gibson
Erin Moriarty

Directed by Jean-Francois Richet

Mel Gibson has not been starring in major blockbuster hits lately, with his last attempt on a large screen is with ensemble cast in Expendables 3 (2014). Here in this under the table movie, which I can bet many would not have heard of is Blood Father, based on a book of the same name by Peter Craig.
The movie has many elements which reminds you of Taken (2008), and some which reminds you of Gibson himself in Lethal Weapon.

The Taken (2008) aspect of this movie has Gibson’s character Link (an ex-convict tattoo artist) willing to do anything he can based on his skills as a biker gang member and links in prison to protect his daughter. The Lethal Weapon part in this movie has Gibson’s character pull out crazy stunts and do crazy things, putting his life in danger.

Not dripping down with much of a cast, the movie makes the best of the cast it has, and Gibson’s weird beard and weird view of the world were an awesome side attraction when he and his daughter were not trying to get out of the way of flying bullets to get to safety.

The movie plot isn’t solid, but the directing by Jean-Francois Richet (who was the man behind the camera in the action thriller Assault of Precinct 13 (2005)) was well done and captured my interest as the movie glides gently, to a climatic end.

The movie starts with a girl, Lydia buying bullets. She gives the bullets to her boyfriend who leads a crew of men to a house in an attempt to kill the inhabitants. Lydia was asked to prove her loyalty by killing a lady who lived in the house in a panic frenzy she shoots her boyfriend unintentionally and ran away while being chased by his crew.

Link was an ex-con now tattoo artist, who has been looking everywhere for his daughter Lydia. She finally contacts him and ask for help to get away from the men trying to kill her.

Link gets to her before the men does and tries to help her by keeping her away from the men who she claims are her friends. When the crew storms Link’s place and a shoot-out begins which only ended because Link’s neighbours came to save his ass, Link and his daughter are now on the run from the goons after them.

With Link contacting his own crew to be able to bring this chase to an end without involving the cops.

This is a movie I will advise you get the time to see and enjoy.


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